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Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes Plus DIY Daily Brush Spritzer

Makeup Brush Cleaning

I know you all know you should clean your makeup brushes, right?!   Let’s break it down a bit further though.  Some SERIOUS yuckies can hide out in your make up brushes.  Think bacteria, dirt and sebum.  Gross.  Here we are, fighting the war against wrinkles and problem skin and we are rubbing bacteria, dirt and sebum all over are face daily.  Really counterproductive don’t you think?  Plus, makeup brushes can get really expensive-investing in the right brushes can make all the difference in how your makeup looks.  So once you drop some cash on your brushes, it only makes sense to take care of them so they will last longer.

So, let’s get down and dirty and wash those brushes weekly-your skin will thank you.

You’ve probably seen some gimmicky makeup brush cleansers.  Don’t waste your money.  Using what you’ve got is totally acceptable when it comes to getting those brushes clean!

What You’ll Need to Clean Your Brushes:

  1. Soap-Think baby shampoo, castile soap, clarifying shampoo or vinegar.
  2. A jar halfway full of HOT water
  3. Paper towels


Washing Makeup Brushes

MakeUp Brush Cleaner

>>One extra tip: ALWAYS dry your brushes flat or tilted slighting downward.  You don’t want wetness to rest at the base of the brush.  This could loosen the glue and cause hairs to fall out.  <<

DIY Daily Brush Spritzer:

2 ounces of alcohol free Witch Hazel (find it HERE)

15 drops of Orange Essential Oil (find it HERE)

15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)

makeup brush spritzer

To Use:

Spray 3-4 spritzes on each brush after use.

Citrus oils are very cleansing and will help disinfect while dissolving dirt and sebum.

xx, Jenni


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  1. Great post! I bought an extra of my favorite brush so I always have one to use when one is being washed. Love the idea of the spray…will definitely try that, especially since I already have everything on hand. One question Imhave about washing brushes…any concern that the really hot water could loosen the glue?

  2. This recipe is so effective! So much faster and cleans better than the speciality brush cleaner I have

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